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F4U Corsair Model, USN, Ira Kepford - Hobby Master HA8219


F4U Corsair Model, USN, Ira Kepford - Hobby Master HA8219 - click to enlarge
F4U Corsair Model, USN, Ira Kepford - Hobby Master HA8219 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA8219
$95.95
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Order in advance for an expected arrival in May 2020. The release date is subject to change by the manufacturer.

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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Vought F4U-1A Corsair – "White 29", Lt. Ira Kepford, VF-17, U.S. Navy, February 1944

1:48 Scale.  Length: 8.25".  Wingspan: 10"



Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide


During the 76 days Ira Cassius Kepford spent with USN VF-17 “Jolly Rogers” he shot down 16 enemy aircraft. His first F4U was BuNo. 17684 “White 29” and served him well during his first 13 kills. On January 30, 1944 15 Corsairs from VF-17 were escorting TBFs on a raid on Rabaul and encountered about 25 Japanese Zekes along with Tonys and Zeros. Several Japanese fighters were destroyed with the loss of several Corsairs. Kepford claimed one Zeke and one Tony but “17684” was damaged and ground looped on landing destroying the aircraft.

The Vought F4U Corsair was a carrier-capable fighter aircraft used during World War II and the Korean War. First flown on May 29, 1940, the F4U entered operational service in 1942. It paired a lightweight fuselage with a powerful engine and a large propeller. In addition to its use by the United States and Great Britain, the F4U was also used by New Zealand, France, and other air forces (some until the 1960s) following the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in United Stated history (1942-53). A total of 12,571 Corsairs were manufactured in 16 variants.


Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a F4U-1A Corsair features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antenna
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Optional folded wings
  • Removable external fuel tank
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with F4U Corsair artwork



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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